Happy Easter and here are some eggs

I’m about to pack my swag and trundle off for the week. My taller half and I are gathering everything we’ll need for a week, piling into Bertha the silver superbus, and heading north for the last rays of summer before daylight savings ends. Keep you fingers and toes crossed the weather man is kind…

Vegetarian frittata

For those who don’t know, we have two delightful Isa Brown chickens called Doris and Daphne. We got Daphne first and she’s top hen. She’s also a little older than Doris and her eggs are bigger. I find having two different sized eggs comes in very handy, especially when breaking down recipes into different quantities….

Vege burgers with tahini yoghurt sauce

You can save a lot of money if you eat vegetarian. I followed this Red lentil patties recipe and discovered I had pretty much everything at home to make the patties. I had a hankering for tahini/yoghurt sauce, both of which we had at home so all I had to buy was wholemeal rolls and…

Four course birthday dinner

So I recently reduced my work hours to 4 days a week which means less money to spend on food but more time to cook it. Oh the irony. Having said that it had reinvigorated my creativity through the need to be more thrifty with my purchases and with a plethora of factory shop fronts…

Healthy one pot breakfast

I love breakfast. There’s something really indulgent about leisurely weekend breakfasts and how they are the antithesis of that time of day during the week. Taking time to drink cups of well steeped tea whilst preparing and cooking fresh ingredients is one of my favourite parts of the week. Having said that convenience can also…

BBQ fare

I finally mastered a roast garlic hummus for a recent BBQ which is definitely worthy of a belated blog update. I spent Friday making dips and Saturday morning putting together the salads and everything was a hit. Roast garlic hummus 2 cans chickpeas or two cups cooked chickpeas 2 tablespoons tahini 4 tablespoons olive oil…

Chocolate without mint cupcakes

Having bought some of the cutest cup cake wrappers recently I couldn’t resist givingĀ this recipe I came across a go. I wasn’t in the mood for mint and I couldn’t locate the White Wings mousse mixture required, despite visiting three supermarkets, so I made up a mixture of icing sugar, cocoa and whipped cream and…

Scientifically special Korean fried chicken wings

I was going to call this post ‘Scientifically perfect Korean fried chicken wings’ but perfection when it comes to food is often subjective. I was, however, suitably impressed by how much time and effort the fellow who came up with this specific recipe put into the trial and error of determining the best combination of…